If you were in the French South West this summer, chances are that you heard about Cherrystones—Nathan Sadoun and Jeremy Soma’s latest surf film.
Unlike most French surfers who were born and bred on the 40km coastline between Biarritz and Seignosse, Nathan was born on the south side of the country; Marseille to be precise, a place where surfing is not quite the most popular sport indeed. Nonetheless, it hides a more than decent surf potential, as we discovered in Beaux Rivages—our French Riviera escapade with Eithan Osborne— in which you can catch glimpses of Nathan and his dad Giles.
In the couple of years of knowing Nathan, we’ve seen his surfing evolve rapidly. From being one of the most graceful longboarders we know of, his learning curve ridding shorter crafts has been steep as you’ll see in his recently released film, as he travels and samples a variety of conditions, from Basque peelers to classic Indonesian perfection.
Known for his fashion photography and his recognizable, saturated and surrealist aesthetics, it’s one of Jeremy’s first digs at putting together a surf film. We’re always interested in seeing people’s perspective on that old game of capturing surfing and Jeremy Soma has managed to do something rather unique with Cherrystones.